Make no mistake…

I blogged about the laksam that I bought that day and much to my surprise, many said they had not heard of it before and some even thought it was a typing error and I had actually intended to type laksa instead.

No, I did not make a mistake – it is called laksam and according to Wiki, it is called laksei in Kelantan and laksang in Terengganu. However, all this while, I thought it was Kelantanese in origin but it is mentioned in that same website that this very nice Malaysian delight is actually from Terengganu.

I also mentioned in my blogpost the other day that my girl loved it so much and wanted to save the remaining pack for lunch/dinner so the mum did not get to enjoy her own pack and only managed to try a little bit of it. That was why I went back to the stall last Saturday morning to buy a whole lot to keep in the fridge and heat up to enjoy as and when we feel like it.

To do so, I would bring the thick and rich fish gravy…

Laksam fish gravy

…to a boil first before I put in the chee-cheong-fun-like rolled rice noodles…

Laksam rolled rice noodles

…and lastly, I placed the raw vegetables…

Laksam raw vegetables

…on top to heat them up a bit before pouring everything into a bowl and adding the chili…

Laksam chili

…to serve it piping hot.

If you look carefully at the raw vegetables, you can see the very thinly sliced cabbage, onion, long beans and cucumber plus a bit of torch ginger flower (bunga kantan) which gives it that very delightful fragrance and traces of cili padi. The gravy is made using mashed fish so you may detect bits of it while you are enjoying the laksam

Laksam Pelangi Kiosks, Kpg Nangka

Inicidentally, it seems that the stall is only open on weekends – Saturday and Sunday from 7.00 a.m. onwards.

NASI KERABU ASLI KELATE (2.311303, 111.820699) is located to the extreme left of the stalls at Pelangi Food Kiosks in front of Wisma Azra, Jalan Kampung Nangka.